Milan World Expo stages road show in city

The 2015 Milan World Expo will be held from May 1 to October 31 and it is a registered world expo like Shanghai World Expo. Themed ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,’ Milan World Expo focuses on agriculture, grains and...

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Metro Line 4 to start service next week

Metro Line 4 is expected to go into operation as early as next week, a Metro official disclosed yesterday. Though only 9.6 kilometers long, Line 4 is deemed a landmark in the city’s Metro development because it connects both Line...

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It’s time to have a bowl of Buddha’s porridge

Workers of a traditional Chinese medicine store in Hangzhou cook laba porridge yesterday. Eating laba porridge made of mixed grains, dates, nuts and raisins is a Chinese tradition to mark Sakyamuni’s enlightenment about 2,500 years ago. Legend has it that...

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City’s cultural creation delegation visits HK

The 13th Hong Kong International Licensing and the 4th Asia Licensing Industry Meeting wrapped up last week in Hong Kong. They are the largest licensing exhibition and meeting in Asia, respectively. China Pavilion is decorated red. The Ministry of Culture...

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Celebrate La Ba with porridge and garlic

The La Ba (腊八) Festival is celebrated on the eighth (ba, 八) day of the 12th month (la yue 腊月). It is one of the most important traditional festivals in Chinese culture. As the old Chinese saying goes, “After La...

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Happy Laba Festival

The Laba Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar Chinese calendar (known as Layue, or in Chinese,  腊月)). In China, it is customary on this day to eat Laba...